A new grassroots resource for settlers to learn about Canada's colonial present and past | Aug 12 2015 | Scott Neigh | Monique Woroniak and Liz Carlson talk about a new website that supports settlers who are educating ourselves about Canada's deeply colonial reality.
Photo: flickr/ Wilson Hui
What fish have to do with truth and reconciliation | Aug 12 2015 | Ken Watts | Canada needs to move from "apology to action" if reconciliation with First Nations Peoples is to succeed.
Photo: BC Gov Photos/flickr
One year later, B.C. must heed Mount Polley disaster's lessons | Aug 11 2015 | David Suzuki | Canada's mining industry and its regulators must do a better job of managing risk, with stronger environmental assessments, adequate financial bonds and recognition of First Nations' rights and title.
Photo: flickr/ Quinn Dombrowski
It's not JUST the economy, stupid! | Aug 11 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | If a narrow obsession with the "economy" diverts campaigns' focus away from Harper's record on files such as refugee health and the suppression of science that will be both tragedy and travesty.
Artwork: Fanny Aïshaa. Original photography of Amanda Polshies (Elsipogtog): Oss
The power of Indigenous peoples has never come from voting in federal elections | Aug 9 2015 | Pamela Palmater | Our greatest source of power has always been and always will be in our people.
The 2015 debate, increasing minimum wage, and #UnistotenHeals -- This week on blogs | Aug 7 2015 | Lenée Son | This week's blogs roundup includes posts on the first 2015 elections, increasing minimum wage, Unist'ot'en, and wildlife conservation.
Trees on Fire
This year's climate summit critical as global landscapes descend into chaos | Aug 6 2015 | Atiya Jaffar | Climate organizer Atiya Jaffar reflects on how climate change has altered the familiar landscapes of her life.
Photo: flickr/ Stephen Harper
UN Human Rights Committee criticizes Harper government | Aug 4 2015 | Edward C. Corrigan | A wake-up call for Canada: the UN Human Rights Committee subjects the Harper government to severe criticism over its shortcomings. Read a detailed analysis here.
Yukon senator decides on territory's (and his) best interests | Aug 4 2015 | Lewis Rifkind | Yukon senator says he will make a decision on stepping down that is "in the best interests of the Yukon."
GroundWire | August 3, 2015: Prisoners' Justice Day episode | Aug 4 2015 | GroundWire | On this week's GroundWire: Programmers talk about the importance of Prisoners' Justice Day and why it's important for community radio stations to produce Prisoners' Justice Day Content.
Photo essay: #UnistotenHeals rally to protect Unist'ot'en land | Aug 1 2015 | Lenée Son | The #UnistotenHeals rally was held on July 30, in protest of recent attempts by RCMP to force their way into unceded Unist'ot'en territory and the murder of James Daniel McIntyre.
Water everywhere, Canadian policy nowhere | Jul 29 2015 | Maude Barlow | The UN says water is a human right, Canada says it's a corporate free-for-all.

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